WARRINGTON and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named among the top 25% of hospitals in the country providing the best care for stroke victims, including patients from Frodsham and Helsby.
In the latest national audit – conducted by the Royal College of Physicians – a total of 90% of the trust’s stroke patients are now cared for in a specialist unit, representing an improvement in recent years.
The trust was also listed as one of only 28% of hospitals that, from April this year, could arrange 24/7 access to clot-busting thrombolysis treatment; one of 44% of hospitals with a specialist early supported discharge team, and one of 55% of units that could offer stroke patients access to specialist community rehabilitation.
Dr Ola Otaiku, stroke lead at Warrington and Halton Hospitals Trust, said: “This is an excellent achievement.
“We will continue to take the needs of stroke patients very seriously and they can be assured they are receiving the best care we can provide.”